Museu da Ciência
This wonderful science museum occupies a centuries-old former monastery converted by Pombal into the university’s chemical engineering...
The large, severe 'new' cathedral, started by the Jesuits in 1598 but only completed a century later, dominates the square of the same...
Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Recently reopened, this great museum is a highlight of central Portugal. It's fitting that it has become a real centre of the local...
Join the black-cape-clad students at their student-union bar, where beers are cheap and everyone is welcome. The esplanade out back,...
Cafetaria do Museu
Tucked away in a remote part of the top of town, the science museum's cafe offers a large interior warmed by log fire and an excellent...
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Zé Carioca information
Set in a handsome old town house, this Brazilian eatery is both relaxed and elegant. The grilled meats, moqueca de camarão (shrimp stewed with coconut milk, tomatoes and coriander) and caipirinhas are all superb. The weekday lunch buffet (€16.50 per kilogram) is a good deal, as is the feijoada buffeton weekend afternoons (€9 for all you can eat).